I propose not to take the one a day timed release Mirapexin that the neurologist prescribed for me as I would like to try and fight PD naturally as long as I can. Part of the reason for this is that I am concerned about the side effects, such as the sudden onset of sleep. This is because driving is integral to my job.
A Parkinson’s UK nurse has therefore suggested I go back to my neurologist and ask about MAO-B inhibitors as a as an alternative medication to start on. Has anyone experience of using this medication? Have you experienced side effects? Has it worked and improved symptoms?
Also has anyone experience of finding alternative natural products that are MAO-B inhibitors or Dopamine agonists?
Finally if anyone has tried the natural approach but then decided it wasn’t working and went on to medication.
I would appreciate hearing your experiences positive or negative regarding initial medication and/or trying natural alternatives.
Apologies if my questions come across as a bit random and disjointed. I am feeling really ‘dazed and confused’ at present, so any comments/help/advice would be gratefully appreciated.